Based on other brands "about" pages, this is the page where I'm supposed to write something like"OsoPorto is a lifestyle brand for the true believers, empowering the passion of dreamers determined to create their own path and live on the edge, blah blah blah…" (yeah... no.)
My name's Jon. I make shirts and posters and stuff rooted in the name of my neighborhood, El Porto - this cool little casual beach pocket neighborhood that was once a town of its own, but now slowly disappearing into surrounding McMansion homogeneity. It's stuff you hopefully think is cool and fun and want to wear or have in your house. Maybe it evokes a feeling of beach life or maybe a broader idealistic California attitude, but nothing life changing here, just some cool stuff.
OsoPorto is a side project for me - for my "real job," I make motion graphic design for television - things like tv show titles or commercials for tv networks. OsoPorto is my outlet to design and create freely (when time permits; I always have more ideas for new stuff than I can possibly get to.)
If you want to know even more, here are a couple articles about OsoPorto:
Bringing El Porto to Life through Design - Easy Reader, December 2015
Inspired by El Porto - The Beach Reporter, December 2014
You can also check out this video from our Kickstarter project in 2014 that helped launch the online store. Be sure to check out the Founders Club page featuring everyone that helped make it happen.